Opinion: Teach Yourself C++ in 24 days

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    Opinion: Teach Yourself C++ in 24 days

    I am thinking of getting this for my bday, opinions of it from those who read it?

    //Dammit it didn't attach my poll!

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    Re: Opinion: Teach Yourself C++ in 24 days

    Originally posted by Ride -or- Die
    I am thinking of getting this for my bday, opinions of it from those who read it?

    //Dammit it didn't attach my poll!
    I heard better reviews for c++ in 21 days, by the same author.

    Another good book is c++ the complete reference.

    But the best c++ books out there, from people I've talked to are c++ primer, stl primer, and c++ faqs. And of course Stroustrup's book for seasoned c++er's

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    Re: Re: Opinion: Teach Yourself C++ in 24 days

    Originally posted by Terrence
    I heard better reviews for c++ in 21 days, by the same author.

    Another good book is c++ the complete reference.

    But the best c++ books out there, from people I've talked to are c++ primer, stl primer, and c++ faqs. And of course Stroustrup's book for seasoned c++er's
    oops, thought you posted in 24 hours. I heard better reviews for 21 days than 24 hours. Same author and company though.

    sorry

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    Since your getting it for free it would make a useful refrence. Not the best to learn from though
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    I read it (3rd Ed)....didnt like it.....

    Read Deitel & Deiltel C++ How to program after it and that was much better......

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    Well i want a book to learn the more needed stuff from, also to be able to refer back too. I am open to other book suggestions.

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    Originally posted by Ride -or- Die
    Well i want a book to learn the more needed stuff from, also to be able to refer back too. I am open to other book suggestions.
    Ask the experts

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    I dont really like the idea of learning something as huge as C++ in a specified amount of time. If you were doing it in a certain time frame, you may not learn it properly...
    Please direct all complaints regarding this post to the nearest brick wall Have a nice day.

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    I have it, and I think it's pretty good. It explains a lot (I'm not
    smart, so I need to take notes of what i Read), and has very good
    example-code.

    >I dont really like the idea of learning something as huge as C++
    >in a specified amount of time.

    The book doesn't give you a specified amount of time to learn
    the language. All they did was change the word "chapter" to
    "day." It was probably a marketing strategy. You know, for the
    people that want to learn the language really fast.

    The book is more than 800 pages long and covers a lot of stuff.

    I have the 3rd edition.

    I read "C for Dummies Volume 1" before this... I hated that book.
    Staying away from General.

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    Thnx ethic.

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    Dietel & Dietel is only $6 on amazon.com... keep that in mind, plus it's a much better book.

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    hmm u make a good point

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    are we talking about the second edition? if so i am concerned its focused too much tword c not c++...

    Editorial Reviews
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    This book demonstrates incrementally the features of C within the context of properly structured and well documented complete working C programs. Presents sample executions as well as an introduction to C++ object-oriented programming.

    The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
    This text is especially appropriate for students learning programming for the first time. Highly practical in approach, it introduces fundamental notions of structured programming, gets up to speed quickly, and covers not only the full C language, but includes a review of library functions and a solid introduction C++ and object- oriented programming.

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    Well i got the money, and all reviews r good, i'm ordering when my dad gets home, thnx guys!

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    i dont like those learn to program in so many days and those for dummies books. but whatever floats your boat is fine. i like books that are incredibly thick. c++ blakc book (get it on amazon.com) is one of my favorites.
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